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1915 E145 Cracker Jack #88 Christy Mathewson SGC NM/MT+ 92
Starting Bid - $4,000.00 , Sold For - $16,450.00
Graded NM/MT+ 92 by SGC. Highest-graded example with only two others graded at this extraordinary level (none higher). How strong can a card get and not be graded MINT? This card answers that question. We're sure there must be a fiber out of place or something somewhere that has caused SGC to grade this card NM-MT+ 92 (8.5) as opposed to MINT 96 (9), but we absolutely can't find it. We grade this card MINT. This is a simply stunning and breathtaking ultra high-grade example of Christy Mathewson from the 1915 Cracker Jack series. It is the finest example of this card we have ever offered or seen. This has always been one of Mathewson’s most striking and popular cards. In this unbelievable condition, it is all the more incredible. The card is perfectly centered, with flawless color, a perfect red background, perfect registration, an ideal "rough" Cracker Jack card surface under magnification, perfectly bright and clean, both front and back, with four razor-sharp corners. The reverse is also perfectly crisp and clean, with unimprovable flawless bold print, and also perfectly centered. Obviously a perfectly preserved factory-set example: we're not exactly sure how this card could be any better. We like this card! (We'd like to compare this card to any of the five PSA MINT 9 examples, all of which we're sure are great-looking cards; we think this card would compare very favorably.) 1915 Cracker Jacks will always be one of the most highly prized and widely collected of all prewar sets. Mathewson is one of the key cards in the set, along with Cobb, Jackson, Johnson, and Wagner. This is an extraordinary high-grade 1915 Cracker Jack example of Christy Mathewson, literally one of the finest examples in the universe of one of vintage-card collecting's greatest classics. Reserve $4,000. Estimate $8,000/$12,000+. SOLD FOR $16,450.00
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